MINIE BALL THAT WOUNDED CAPTAIN OF 3RD NORTH CAROLINA INFANTRY

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Item Code: 1054-2472

Offered here is a fired .58 caliber three-groove “minie ball”.  Flattened on one side. Accompanying the bullet is a scrap of paper with old ball point pen note, “Minie ball which wounded Capt. Kinchen B. Powers of Company K 3rd N.C. Infantry Confederate Army --   Captain Powers, father of misses Mary Lou & Virginia Powers”.  An old typed transcription of the hand written label also adds that the Confederate flag at the courthouse and the Kinchen B. Powers student loan fund were given in his memory.

Kinchen B. Powers lived in Onslow County, NC. He was a 34-year-old farmer when he enlisted on June 1, 1861. He mustered in as a sergeant in Company K, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. He was present with the regiment at major battles in the east. He was wounded in the shoulder at the Second Battle of Winchester on June 15, 1863. He was wounded again at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, the “ball entering right groin & passing out below right hip”. Powers was promoted through the ranks, becoming a captain on May 3, 1863.  [jet]

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